The Basics of DNA Testing

DNAhelixThe details have been finalized! The Genetti Family Reunion 2016 will present a Saturday afternoon workshop about DNA testing and genetic genealogy. This type of program is a first for our family reunion. We’re thrilled to bring you exciting information to help you trace your family roots on a personal level.

“The Basics of DNA Testing” is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Genetti Ballrooms. If you are planning to attend our reunion weekend in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (Oct. 7 – 9), the workshop is included with your reunion reservation. For more info, see the Reunion News! page on the Genetti Family website.

And now – here is our workshop description:

The Basics of DNA Testing
Presented by Louise Genetti Roach and Don Lingousky

You don’t need a PhD to understand the basics of DNA testing. This workshop will present easy-to-understand information constructed specifically for the beginner. Is DNA a mystery to you? Or have you completed a test and now don’t know what to do with it? Louise and Don can offer advice based on their own genetic experiences.

Learn about different types of DNA testing, who can be tested and how to use the test results to find cousin matches. We will also discuss recommended companies for DNA testing, pricing, how to order a testing kit and even conduct an on-site autosomal DNA test.

Louise and Don (who are 3rd cousins and have matched through DNA) will share their actual test results and explain how DNA has played a role in their own genetic genealogy research.

This is a must-see workshop for every descendant of the Genetti Family! Find out why preserving family DNA is so important and why you need to do it today!

Come with questions – Louise and Don will do their best to answer your queries!

The workshop is free to all Genetti family members attending the reunion. So make sure you note the time and date in your calendar!


  2 comments for “The Basics of DNA Testing

  1. Regina daly
    July 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Is Don you mentioned Aunt Ann’s son His name is McNelis

    • L.Roach
      July 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Jean, No this is not Don McNelis. Don Lingousky is the great-grandson of Angeline Maddalena Genetti Recla. She was one of Damiano’s sisters. Don Lingousky and I have been friends for sometime since he is also a family genealogist. We have helped each other out with research questions. If you go to our photography page on the website you’ll see many photos that Don has shared of his family.

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